On October 14th, 1984, the Detroit Tigers brought joy to their fans by defeating the San Diego Padres to win the World Series. It was the first time they won the World Series since the 1968 season and as we know, they have not won one since.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and check out some video of when it was a great time to be a fan of the Tigers.
Watch as the Tigers finish off the Padres in Game 5 to win the World Series. Alan Trammell was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Series.
KIRK GIBSON’S ICONIC HOME RUN OFF GOOSE GOSSAGE
Watch as Tigers manager Sparky Anderson fires up Kirk Gibson before Gibson goes yard off of Padres pitcher, Goose Gossage.
Ernie Harwell calls the final out!
We could watch the Tigers celebrate in the clubhouse for the entire day. Can you imagine being part of a celebration like that?
— Ryan Ermanni (@RyanEFox2) October 14, 2017
NBC’S ORIGINAL COVERAGE
WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS PARADE
It seemed like every single Tigers fan somehow made it down to the celebration parade, and what a celebration it was!